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New cellar door for Escarpment in Martinborough

One of Martinborough’s most respected wineries has teamed up with one of its least known boutique accommodations to offer wine tastings with food.

The winery is Escarpment, based in the Te Muna Valley; nine kilometres east of Martinborough township, which is slightly off the beaten track for visitors to the village, who generally cycle or walk to the wineries. The new collaboration with Peppers Parehua offers an easy walk or cycle from Martinborough village to enjoy both the great wines of Escarpment Vineyard, made by founder Larry McKenna, alongside food in the pretty landscape of Peppers.

The new collaboration kicks off with tasting flights of four wines open on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 5pm.